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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator Overflow Tank

Putting in a new engine for my 96 Impala. The radiator overflow tank has some crud in it after 14 years. Any tips on how to clean this out? Thanks.

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fill it 1/3rd full of water and simple green then add a hand full of gravel
then shake it like it like all get out

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or you can use copper BB's....they work pretty good

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use ice cubes, it works just as good and you dont have to worry about getting them out.

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Thanks everyone! Do I need to take the level sensor out or will it survive the shaking with ice, gravel, or BB's?

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Is this the high performance radiator overflow tank? Or just a high performance cleaning?



















High performance.
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Is this the high performance radiator overflow tank? Or just a high performance cleaning?



















High performance.
High performance dex cool, high performance water, high performance tank, high performance sludge. Therefore was looking for a high performance cleaning solution.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 02:28 PM
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Although high performance , it's not really an overflow tank since it is a pressurized part of your cooling system. It's a coolant reservoir.

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Although high performance , it's not really an overflow tank since it is a pressurized part of your cooling system. It's a coolant reservoir.
Great point!

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